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Here Comes Another Home-Automation Platform

Joseph Palenchar for  Smart-house platform provider ROC-Connect has entered the North American market following last year’s launch in Europe and Latin America and has turned to the former VP/general manager of Lowe’s smart-home division to lead the rollout. The ex-Lowe’s executive is Kevin Meagher, tapped by ROC as senior VP of business development. He developed Iris, the smart-home platform exclusive to Lowe’s. ROC will offer turnkey solutions to manufacturers, retailers, service providers such as telcos and utilities, health-care facilities and insurance providers. The solutions will deliver “all your company needs to create a smart-home solution for your customers,” the company’s website says. ROC offers a multi-radio gateway/hub intended for DIY installation in the home along with Cloud services. System monitoring and control is available through an app for iOS and Android devices and from web browsers. Cont'd...

Kickstarter Projects August 2015

MOVE-motorize blinds and shades, NodeIT: The worlds smallest and extendable IoT system, Sideclick: Streamline Your Streaming Experience

Will China Win the Race to a Smarter Home?

The companies that will lead in this technology are those that develop an entire ecosystem of user experiences, enabling the convergence of an entire array of smart home devices. Chinese electronics companies have built an incredible production advantage over the U.S. because of their engineering, manufacturing and large scale production methods.


Allows For Complete Control Over Hundreds of Home Automation Scenarios, Enhancing Convenience, Safety and Energy Efficiency

GreenPeak opens new office in Mumbai, India, to serve growing demand

The world leading Smart Home and Internet of Things (IoT) semiconductor company commits to Indian market to better support service providers and developers of Smart Home solutions

Horus Smart Control Powered by Z-Wave Wins Start Tel Aviv 2015 Competition

Start Tel Aviv 2015 Colombia is an international entrepreneurship competition organized by Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Support of Innpulsa Colombia and Claro.

ThinkEco and Frigidaire Provide More Consumers Choice to Demand Response Programs

New Frigidaire Cool Connect Wi-Fi Air Conditioner Demand Response Ready with ThinkEco smartAC Platform

Universal Electronics makes smart home bid with Ecolink acquisition

By Ben Munson for CEDMagazine:  Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is strengthening its position in the smart home market by acquiring Ecolink Intelligent Technology, a wireless home security and automation specialist.

UEI is spending about $12.4 million in cash and incentive-based considerations over the next five years to acquire Ecolink’s assets.

Those assets include over 25 issued and pending patents, related intellectual property and Ecolink’s smart home, wireless security and home automation business.

Ecolink will become a wholly owned subsidiary of UEI and continue being operated and marketed under the Ecolink name.

For Ecolink, the acquisition likely means a significant boost in market penetration.

For UEI, the purchase means a stronger foothold in the smart home/home automation market that’s becoming part of many cable companies’ and telco’ businesses.  Cont'd...

D-Link Now Shipping Industry's First Wi-Fi Water Sensor

Device Can Save Customers Thousands of Dollars by Detecting Water and Alerting Users Before Serious Problems Occur

Wise Orchard Smart Watering System Raising Funds to Transform Gardening

Wise Orchard takes the guesswork out of the equation when it comes to adjusting watering, helping save money and conserve precious water.

Crestron Diamond Programmer Brings Expertise to AGT

James Pope Earns Highest Achievement as Crestron Master Diamond Level Programmer

Frontline Releases Bluetooth Low Energy Innovator Suite to Develop More Robust, Interoperable Devices for the Internet of Things

Frontline announces the release of their Bluetooth low energy Innovator Suite product - a combination tool and services bundle positioned to help Bluetooth Smart developers create more robust, interoperable, and successful products for the internet of things in less time than ever thought possible.

Defeating a Contractor's Concurrent Delay Defense: Strategies and Tools for Owners

AudioSolutionz will host a live webinar on Thursday, August 13, 2015, with expert speakers Emily Federico & James G. Zack, Jr., to provide home owners with tools and strategies to defeat a contractor's concurrent delay defense.

CSRmesh Creates Exciting Home Automation Opportunities with New Low Power Sensor and Actuator Models

CSR Brings Simple, Cost-Effective Low Power Bluetooth Smart Connectivity to HVAC, Security and Other Smart Home Solutions

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